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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *ruk:
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 dust 2 dust (on the floor) 3 soil 4 earth
Lezghian: rug 1-3
Tabasaran: rug 3,4
Agul: rug 1,2
Rutul: rug 2
Kryz: rug 1,2
Budukh: rug 1,2
Comment: Cf. Lezg. erg. ruk:ʷa-di (for *-k:). Obl. base *ruk:ɨ- or *ruk:e- (cf. Ag. rugu-). 4th class in all class-distinguishing languages.

    A loan from Lezg. (most probably from Agul) is Darg. Chir. ruɣ 'dust'.


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